The last turtlemen of the Caribbean : waterscapes of labor, conservation, and boundary making (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The last turtlemen of the Caribbean : waterscapes of labor, conservation, and boundary making

Author: Sharika D Crawford
Publisher: Chapel Hill [North Carolina] : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Crawford begins in the sixteenth century, laying out the stakes for the British and Spanish empires that first viewed the Caribbean as "an Atlantic commons"-an open space where all could compete to control diverse Caribbean peoples, lands, and waters and exploit the region's raw materials. Turning to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Crawford traces and connects the expansion and decline of turtle hunting to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharika D Crawford
ISBN: 9781469660202 1469660202 9781469660219 1469660210
OCLC Number: 1143798547
Description: xii, 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Navigators of the sea --
Sages of the sea : turtles in the greater Caribbean --
Out to sea : labor and the Caymanian turtle fishery, 1880s-1950s --
A contact zone : mobility, commerce, and kinship in the western Caribbean, 1850s-1940s --
Limits at sea : state claims, territorial consolidation, and boundary disputes, 1880s-1950s --
Save the turtles : the rise of sea turtle conservationism, 1940s-1970s --
Conclusion: Great links of chain.
Series Title: Flows, migrations, and exchanges.
Responsibility: Sharika D. Crawford.

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Illuminating the entangled histories of the people and commodities that circulated across the Atlantic, Sharika Crawford assesses the Caribbean as a waterscape where imperial and national governments  Read more...

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